COVID-19: Ndidi, Iwobi, other Eagles’ stars may miss Benin, Lesotho games

Nigeria may pay heavily for the lack-lustre display in the back-to-back Africa Nations Cup qualifiers against Sierra Leone as the Super Eagles stars may not be able to honour the forthcoming games in the FIFA window. Managers in top European…

AFCON Qualifiers: Wingless Eagles grind out bore goalless draw against Sierra Leone

Nigeria’s Super Eagles played out a goalless draw against Sierra Leone in the reverse fixture of the AFCON qualifying match at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. Nigeria went into the match on the back of a disappointing 4-4 draw…

Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara makes international u-turn

Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara has come out of international retirement to re-join his country’s national team ahead of their upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Leone Stars will play Nigeria in Benin City on Friday and host…

Xenophobia in SA reminds me of Zara, another place, time and pain (2)

To kill a human being is one of the hardest things to do and I have done it before. In war, which is what our adventure in Sierra Leone quickly transformed to, it was either that or I wouldn’t have…

Xenophobia in South Africa reminds me of Zara, another place, time and pain

If you have never experienced violence far away from your comfort zone, you will most likely dismiss what is going on in South Africa at the moment. But I have and I can tell you for free that it is…

Sierra Leone bans industrial fishing for a month (Guardian)

Sierra Leone has banned industrial fishing in its territorial waters for a month from Monday in a move to try to shore up stocks that was applauded by environmental activists. The government also decreed an April 1-30 halt to exports…

125 Years: FirstBank marches on, brings the world to a standstill

Nigeria’s Premier financial institution and iconic banking Brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited had the world stand still on Friday, March 1, 2019, as it held its symbolic flag hoisting ceremony across Nigeria and other countries where it does business.…

Sierra Leone declares emergency over rape and sexual assault (BBC)

Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency over sexual and gender-based violence after recorded cases of rape and assault doubled over the last year. President Julius Maada Bio announced the emergency on Thursday amid a public outcry over the issue,…

Sierra Leone disqualified from 2019 AFCON (Punch)

December 4, 2018 Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying competition, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday. Football’s world governing body FIFA had suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association in October due…

Sierra Leone’s disqualification from Nations Cup boosts Kenya, Ghana (Vanguard)

Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the preliminaries for the 2019 African Nations Cup finals, confirming places for Kenya and Ghana at the continental championship next June-July. Sierra Leone’s fate was decided by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on…

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